Thursday 13 August 2020

The Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS) has published the ‘Trilateral Fish Monitoring: Overview of monitoring and research for Swimway’, which is part of the Research and Monitoring Pillar of the trilateral Swimway Vision and Action Programme. The report presents an overview of monitoring and long-term research programmes into marine and estuarine fish in Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands, with a focus on Wadden Sea tidal flats, gullies (tidal inlets and streams) as well as subtidal marine areas and estuaries bordering the Wadden Sea. In addition, the report contains an overview of analyses of existing data that may help in implementing trilateral fish targets and may translate into short-term, collaborative research projects.

The Swimway Trilateral Action Programme

The results of this report support the trilateral Ad Hoc Swimway Working Group in their efforts to set up a future permanent trilateral Swimway Expert Group, and provide valuable input for the Trilateral Monitoring and Assessment Programme (TMAP) and Quality Status Report (QSR).

The Swimway Vision and Action Programme is meant to implement the trilateral fish target of the Wadden Sea Plan and expand our knowledge of essential processes and functional pathways of fish in the Wadden Sea. Martha Buitenkamp is implementing the  Swimway Trilateral Action Programme on behalf of the Programme for a Healthy Wadden Sea (PRW).

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For more information, please contact Martha Buitenkamp, see Contact details.